Local sledge players golden at Westerns

The Kindersley Jr. Klippers swept through the round-robin event and the gold medal final to bring home first place in the four-team division

The junior Klippers gold medal team (in no particular order) of Mason Drozd, Nick Elliott, Daylan Desjarlais, Dorian Herner, Emmy Fuhr Brianna Olsen, Kris Lyons, Ryden Walter, Jessie Kerchner, Brian Fuhr, Zach Walter, Charity Klassen, Richard Fuhr and Jordan Graham. Standing in the back, from left, are coaches Devin Lyons, Dion Desjarlais, Ian Kehrer and pusher Adrianna Graham.

Kevin McBain
of The Clarion

Kindersley sledge hockey players were involved with three different teams in three different categories and all of their teams went undefeated and won gold at the Western Canadian Sledge Hockey Championships in Red Deer, Alta., on the weekend.

Braden Close accepting his gold medal as a member of the Edmonton Impact.

Tracy Lyons, manager of the Kindersley sledge hockey club, said that it was a great weekend.

“It was a huge weekend for us,” she said. “It was a fantastic end to a great year.”

The Kindersley Jr. Klippers played in a four-team division with two Calgary teams and a team from Edmonton.

They swept through the round-robin event and the gold medal final to bring home first place in the four-team division.

They started with a 3-1 win over the Calgary Strikers and followed that up with a 5-0 win over the Edmonton PSA Blades and an 8-3 win over the Calgary Venom to finish 3-0 after rond-robin play and earn a spot in the final. There, they played against the Calgary Venom squad, whom they soundly defeated 9-3.

For more on this story, please see the Apr. 4 print edition of The Clarion.

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